Highrate landed a small race at Hexham in November but appears to have gone backwards since. Carrigdhoun has been harshly treated for last month's win at Ayr while Hollins has disappointed again since finishing second at Catterick. William Money and Foot The Bill have been knocking on the door, however, and should be thereabouts again but we'll give another chance to BALBRIGGAN. He looked a nice prospect when beating Mentalist at Bangor in October but has struggled on soft ground since. The better going today should see him in a better light.
Carrigdhoun (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led narrowly last, kept on well, driven out, won at Ayr 2m beg chase (4) gs in Mar beating Twentypoundluck (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Balbriggan (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) In touch, not fluent 3rd or 9th, weakened well before 3 out, pullled up before 2 out, in a race won by O Crotaigh (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 10 ran.
William Money (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up in last pair in touch, driven before 4 out, ridden and headway on outside next, went 2nd and every chance last, kept on, held flat, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Mcmurrough (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
Bobble Hat Bob (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridde 12th, weakened 2 out, 9th of 13, 33l behind Billy Cuckoo (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Hollins 7-1 (10-11) Not always fluent, chased leading trio, weakened 12th, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Galway Jack (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Highrate (IRE) 18-1 (10-13) Tended to jump right, tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3rd, nistake 9th, driven along after 11th, lost 2nd and weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off when blundered badly 2 out, 3rd of 4, well behind Eyre Apparent (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Foot The Bill 14-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, effort 4 out, soon ridden, every chance last, stayed on to take 2nd near finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Everaard (11-4) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Craicneasy (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Chased leaders to 3rd, soon detatched in last trio, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind No Planning (11-7) at Kelso 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Mar.